How to Look Good in Your 40s: A Guide for Men

Sunday, July 17, 2022

If you're in your 40s, you may be feeling a little anxious about how you look. You may feel like you're starting to lose your youthful appearance, and that's normal!

But don't worry - we're here to help. In this blog post, we will discuss the best ways for men in their 40s to look good. We'll cover everything from skincare to haircare to wardrobe tips.

So whether you're looking to update your style or just want to make sure you're doing everything correctly, read on for our top tips!


One of the most important things you can do for your appearance in your 40s is to take care of your skin. This means cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturising every day.

There is growing evidence that all that blue light from our screens might be making us look older. Yes, we can now add “Screen Face” to the list of afflictions allegedly caused by our dependence on digital technology.

The purported culprit is the high-energy visible light (HEV – otherwise known as blue light) emitted by our devices, which some experts within the beauty industry claim could be as ageing as sun damage. HEV is present in daylight, but it’s also emitted by fluorescent lighting and LEDs, including TV screens, smartphones, tablets and computers, according to a recent report in The Guardian.

Thankfully, there are a range of grooming products out there to help tackle the issue. Recipe for Men offer a range of moisturisers that come with built-in SPF protection, giving your skin a fresh feeling and protection against both sunlight and blue light. Click here to see more.


In terms of haircare, you may want to consider getting a shorter haircut in your 40s. This can help you look more mature and sophisticated.

It's also a good idea to start using products that will help protect your hair from damage.

You can't help genetics. You can't help hormones. So if your hair is thinning, it's not really your fault. However, there are a number of mistakes that many people innocently make which can dry their scalp and accelerate hair loss.

The most common error is using cheap supermarket products. Your scalp needs moisture, just like any other skin on your body. But if you’re using products with a high alcohol content, you’re asking for the fast route to a bald spot.

So, go to your shower, read your bottles, and throw away anything containing sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). It acts as a detergent, stripping your hair of its natural oil.

Cleanse your scalp with a balanced shampoo that won’t dry you out, and style with products that won't leave your scalp craving moisture. Keep your routine simple and sulfate free with Hanz de Fuko's Natural Shampoo &Natural Conditioner.

These products, which are available in our store, have a state-of-the-art formulation which begins with 16+ pure natural plant extracts and 10+ amino acids. 


Finally, you don't need to figure out these problems yourself! Speak to a barber.

If you're looking for a great barber in Edinburgh, Aberdeen or Glasgow, look no further than Sovereign Grooming. Our talented and experienced barbers will give you the perfect haircut, style or shave, tailored to your individual needs.

We only use the best quality products and tools, and our prices are very competitive. We're also open late, so we can accommodate even the busiest schedules.

Hit the book now tab on this page to book an appointment!

By following these simple tips, you'll be looking sharp in no time! So don't wait - start making some changes today. Trust us, you'll be glad you did.


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